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2021 Marine Layer 'Aries' Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
2021 Marine Layer 'Aries' Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
  The nice thing about loving wine is that monogamy is not required. Your beloved Meursault just doesn’t care if you step out on it once in a while with a more decadent bottle of California Chardonnay, nor will your Vosne-Romanee mind...
$45.99
2023 La Spinetta 'Il Rose di Casanova' Toscana IGT
2023 La Spinetta 'Il Rose di Casanova' Toscana IGT
  If you know Giorgio Rivetti, you know he doesn’t ‘dabble.’ When he does something, he does it big, or he doesn’t do it at all! The family business began with Moscato- and he still makes the most famous- but he loved...
$18.99
2022 Bedrock Wine Company Zinfandel, Old Vines California
2022 Bedrock Wine Company Zinfandel, Old Vines California
  The 2022 edition of the Bedrock Old Vine Zin finds this seminal wine in its best rendition to date! Bedrock Wine Company Owner/Winemaker Morgan Twain-Peterson, as you probably already know, has made it his personal mission to carry on his...
$24.99
2020 Primitivo Quiles Alicante Cono 4
2020 Primitivo Quiles Alicante Cono 4
Even in a country known for producing the best value wines in the world, the Quiles Cono 4 from Alicante stands out as an unbelievable bargain!  The winery makes the legendary Fondillon, a Monastrell aged in a solera begun in 1948 as well as several...
$16.99
2021 Poderi e Cantine Oddero Langhe Nebbiolo
2021 Poderi e Cantine Oddero Langhe Nebbiolo
The thing that all fans of this ultra-important La Morra cantina agree upon is that anything made with an Oddero label on it is going to be some serious juice! ‘Fun, easy-to-drink quaffer’ is rarely a description one finds in any review...
$34.99
2019 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino
2019 Il Palazzone Brunello di Montalcino
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, the 2019 vintage in Montalcino is continuing to produce some amazing wines! We’ve been impressed across the board but have been, nonetheless, buying them selectively, looking for wines that show more than just raw...
$74.99
2021 Albert Boxler Edelzwicker Reserve
2021 Albert Boxler Edelzwicker Reserve
Albert Boxler is, of course, one of Alsace’s most exclusive and famous producers. The venerable Boxler name has been a fixture on the landscape of Niedermorschwihr in the Haut-Rhin area of Alsace since 1673 when Jean Boxler’s ancestors...
$29.99
$26.99
2023 axr Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
2023 axr Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
Those of us of a certain age remember the wonderful Napa Valley Sauv Blancs of yore- Cakebread, Whitehall Lane, Spottswoode, Honig, Duckhorn and others are just some that come immediately to mind. These are all beautiful, exciting wines that manage...
$29.99
$27.99
2023 Lucien Reymond Sancerre AOC
2023 Lucien Reymond Sancerre AOC
As you know, there haven’t been many great deals in Sancerre since the great Sancerre famine of the past two vintages, but this new arrival 2022 got our attention not only for its classicism but for its price!  This very small micro-negoce is...
$33.99
$29.99
2017 Di Majo Norante ‘Don Luigi’ Riserva, Molise
2017 Di Majo Norante ‘Don Luigi’ Riserva, Molise
Molise is not the first place you think of when it comes to wine in Italy but Di Majo Norante is the province’s best-known producer.  The Don Luigi Riserva is the winery’s flagship and, seriously, one of the most fun, most delicious and...
$34.99
$29.99
2018 Rhys Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Mendocino County
Rhys
2018 Rhys Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, Mendocino County
Rhys Vineyards, a name normally only seen only by the few people on their precious mailing list (and on its five-year waitlist) and in a smattering of top restaurants also makes a tiny amount of wine blended from the single vineyards and other sources...
$39.99
2021 Il Palazzotto Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba Sori Santa Cristina DOCG
Il Palazzotto
2021 Il Palazzotto Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba Sori Santa Cristina DOCG
Country: ItalyRegion: PiedmontAppellation(s): Dolcetto di Diano d’AlbaProducer: Paolo OliveroFounded: 1995Annual Production: 1,250 casesFarming: SustainablePaolo Olivero is a small farmer in the little hilltop village of Diano d’Alba, just...
$17.99
2020 Domaine Masson-Blondelet Pouilly Fume "D'Or et Diamant"
Domaine Masson-Blondelet
2020 Domaine Masson-Blondelet Pouilly Fume "D'Or et Diamant"
As every lover of the crisp, mineral driven Sauvignons of the Loire Valley already all-too-well knows, the 2020 and, especially, the 2021 harvests were nearly decimated by nature’s vagaries. Frost, in particular, claimed over half of the...
$44.99
2012 Flavio Roddolo Barbera d’Alba Superiore ‘Bricco Appiani’
2012 Flavio Roddolo Barbera d’Alba Superiore ‘Bricco Appiani’
Flavio Roddolo is one of those true originals you can still find in Langhe hills.  From his tiny, careworn cellar and farmhouse on the Bricco Appiani hilltop near Monforte d’Alba, he produces all of 20,000 bottles annually of truly original,...
$66.99
2022 Castello di Romitorio ‘Brio’ Toscana Rosso IGT
2022 Castello di Romitorio ‘Brio’ Toscana Rosso IGT
With Romitorio’s transcendent, silky and elegant 2019 Brunello di Montalcino ($71.99) already in the house, let’s turn our attention instead to a different side of this seminal southern Tuscan property- this ultra-tasty no-wood, no frills...
$24.99
2022 Fratelli Giacosa Roero Arneis
2022 Fratelli Giacosa Roero Arneis
Fratelli Giacosa is an amazing success story that began back in 1895 when Giuseppe Giacosa bought his very first vineyard.  Giuseppe and his three brothers each went their own way career-wise but Giuseppe wanted to honor his family roots in the Alba...
$19.99
$16.99
2022 Domaine Pierre Guillemot Savigny-Les-Beaune Blanc
2022 Domaine Pierre Guillemot Savigny-Les-Beaune Blanc
If they needed a set for a movie about Burgundy in the 1950s, they wouldn’t have to look any further than this eight-generation old cellar in Savigny-Les-Beaune. Here is a spot steeped in tradition with none of the...
$54.99
2022 Fattoria Coroncino Verdicchio dei Castello di Jesi, Les Marches
2022 Fattoria Coroncino Verdicchio dei Castello di Jesi, Les Marches
Fattoria Coroncino is one of the legendary artisanal producers of Verdicchio. The winery was founded by Lucio and Fiorella Canestrari in 1981. The winery is located in Staffolo, in the heart of theCastelli dei Jesi zone. Organic since the beginning, and...
$28.99
2022 Monchiero-Carbone ‘Cicu’ Roero Arneis
2022 Monchiero-Carbone ‘Cicu’ Roero Arneis
On the short list of the top Arneis made, this, the winery’s signature cuvee, is assembled from two separate vineyards in Roero- one in Vezza adjacent to the iconic Valmaggiore and the other, Renesio Incisa, in Canale.  This latter hill has...
$29.99
2022 Capichera ‘Lintori’ Vermentino di Sardegna DOC
2022 Capichera ‘Lintori’ Vermentino di Sardegna DOC
Capichera is one of the most important addresses in the Gallura appellation in the far north of Sardinia but they choose to label this- their freshest, easiest going version of Vermentino (even though it could technically wear the higher-regarded...
$29.99
2022 Feudo Montoni Grillo della Timpo, Sicilia DOC
2022 Feudo Montoni Grillo della Timpo, Sicilia DOC
Grillo is a cross created in Sicily in 1873. Originally meant to combine the distinctive florals and prettiness of the Zibbibo variation of Moscato with the sturdier heat-resistance and fleshiness of Cataratto, it has been, ever since, the backbone of...
$19.99
2023 Elena Walch Pinot Grigio Alto Adige DOC
2023 Elena Walch Pinot Grigio Alto Adige DOC
It’s not hard to find Pinot Grigio out there.  There’s a virtual ocean of it made from the flatlands of Trentino and the Veneto available for your easy-drinking pleasure.  But those inexpensive but often character-deficient PGs give...
$24.99
2023 Domaine Charles Joguet Chinon Rose
2023 Domaine Charles Joguet Chinon Rose
With all the Johnny-come-lately Roses in the market this year (yes, regrettably, Rose has definitely become a thing) it’s important, I think, to recognize the old timers- those producers who have long spent the time and effort necessary to make...
$21.99
2022 Elio Grasso 'Educato' Langhe Chardonnay
2022 Elio Grasso 'Educato' Langhe Chardonnay
You wouldn’t think the noble Nebbiolo vineyards of Monforte d’Alba, right in the heart of the Barolo growing zone, would also be known for producing something as prosaic as Chardonnay…..but they are! The limestone and clay marls...
$33.99
2021 Giacosa Fratelli Nebbiolo d'Alba
2021 Giacosa Fratelli Nebbiolo d'Alba
A delightful primer on the many attributes of the Nebbiolo grape, this lithe, aromatic beauty hails from the Giacosa family’s vineyard just on the Roero side of the Tanaro river, right across from the family’s holdings in the Neive commune of...
$27.99
2022 Stefano Massone Gavi Masera
2022 Stefano Massone Gavi Masera
Spring  has officially sprung!  Those looking for the perfect seasonal quaffer need look no further than Stefano Massone’s absolutely delicious Gavi!  All at once serious and a ton of fun to drink, Massone’s organically-farmed,...
$19.99
$17.99
2022 Caymus California Cabernet Sauvignon
Caymus
2022 Caymus California Cabernet Sauvignon
FREE GROUND SHIPPING ON 6 OR MORE BOTTLES Regular Price $65.00, $55 per bottle with ground shipping included on 6 bottles or more Bulk price $45 per bottle with 12+ bottle purchase Caymus already has a well-established, nearly fifty-year old...
$54.99
2022 Domaine Regnard Chablis 'Grand Regnard'
2022 Domaine Regnard Chablis 'Grand Regnard'
There’s Chablis and there there’s Chablis, and Regnard’s Grand Regnard has long been one of the best!  Calling this producer ‘venerable’ is an understatement, and their wines, dating back to the nineteenth century, are...
$59.99
2019 Whitehall ‘Tre Leoni’ Red Blend Napa Valley
2019 Whitehall ‘Tre Leoni’ Red Blend Napa Valley
Rutherford’s Whitehall Lane has always been for us more than just another fun winery visit along Highway 29. All the way back to its founding by the Finkelstein brothers back in 1979, it’s always been a destination for terrific, terroir-driven reds and...
$29.99
2023 Arnot-Roberts Rose, California
2023 Arnot-Roberts Rose, California
As a lot of the Johnny-come-latelies who have recently joined the Rose market are finding out, it’s easy to make a pink wine but it’s a heckuva lot harder to make a good one! This, alas, has become readily apparent as everyone who has...
$28.99
2021 Vite Colte Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG 'La Luna e i Falò'
2021 Vite Colte Barbera d'Asti Superiore DOCG 'La Luna e i Falò'
  The Vite Colte winery is sort of hard to miss when one drives down Via Alba road from Castiglione Falletto into Barolo. Its sleek, award-winning modern architecture sits amongst the vines right at the fork in the road bisecting the Cannubi...
$18.99
$17.99
2021 Gainey Vineyards Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills Estate
2021 Gainey Vineyards Pinot Noir, Sta Rita Hills Estate
We love the dark, effusive, dramatic style of the Pinot Noirs from the Sta Rita Hills appellation, the twin east-west running valleys that run from Solvang to Lompoc in Santa Barbara County.  The wines hailing from these cool, coastal rolling hills...
$29.99
2021 Faust The Pact Coombsville
2021 Faust The Pact Coombsville
FREE GROUND SHIPPING ON 3+ BOTTLES 97 points James Suckling "So many graphite and pencil shaving aromas here with blue fruits. Slate and tar undertones. Black and red currants. Some ash. Medium-bodied with open grained tannins. So much iron and rust...
$165.00
$124.99
2019 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 375 ml
2019 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 375 ml
Coming on the heels of the Ciacci offer last week, comes the wonderful benchmarks from Altesino. While Ciacci rules the southern part of the appellation, Altesino’s Montosoli vineyard is the icon of the north. These are beautiful, elegant offerings. Both...
$42.99
2019 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 'Vigna Montosoli'
2019 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 'Vigna Montosoli'
Coming on the heels of the Ciacci offer last week, comes the wonderful benchmarks from Altesino. While Ciacci rules the southern part of the appellation, Altesino’s Montosoli vineyard is the icon of the north. These are beautiful, elegant...
$139.99
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2019 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino
2019 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino
Coming on the heels of the Ciacci offer last week, comes the wonderful benchmarks from Altesino. While Ciacci rules the southern part of the appellation, Altesino’s Montosoli vineyard is the icon of the north. These are beautiful, elegant...
$74.99
$69.99
2020 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 1.5L
2020 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc 1.5L
Still the cantina’s signature wine, this cuvee still comes 100% from the Fiasco cru in Castiglione.  A more forward wine than the monolithic 2019, this will drink sooner, albeit it will not be as gracious in its youth as, say, the 2018. ...
$225.00
2020 Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero 1.5L
2020 Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero 1.5L
A very fragrant, polished Movig that drinks more like a fine Burgundy than a robust young Barolo.  Excellent length and a seductive palate that will beguile for many years.  Intriguing as always.  Vinous 93, JS 96   2020 in Barolo...
$175.00
2016 Paolo Scavino ‘Vino Barolo’ Riserva San Lorenzo 1.5L
2016 Paolo Scavino ‘Vino Barolo’ Riserva San Lorenzo 1.5L
Wine Country: Italy Wine Subregion: Piemonte Wine Sub-subregion: Barolo limit 1 per customer To take advantage of one of the most exciting vintages ever at this seminal property, the Scavinos have bottled the second-ever release of the Riserva San...
$650.00
2020 Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero
2020 Paolo Scavino Barolo Monvigliero
A very fragrant, polished Movig that drinks more like a fine Burgundy than a robust young Barolo.  Excellent length and a seductive palate that will beguile for many years.  Intriguing as always.  Vinous 93, JS 96   2020 in Barolo...
$74.99
2020 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bricco Ambrogio
2020 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bricco Ambrogio
Wine Country: Italy Wine Subregion: Piemonte Wine Sub-subregion: Barolo Consider this the coming out party for this Roddi cuvee.  It’s a wonderful site with perfect exposure and its cooler climate makes for a more elegant, open and charming...
$59.99
2020 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc
2020 Paolo Scavino Barolo Bric del Fiasc
Still the cantina’s signature wine, this cuvee still comes 100% from the Fiasco cru in Castiglione.  A more forward wine than the monolithic 2019, this will drink sooner, albeit it will not be as gracious in its youth as, say, the 2018. ...
$95.99
2021 Juan Benegas Malbec
2021 Juan Benegas Malbec
Despite the fact that the Juan Benegas Malbec is so reasonably priced, the wine has a very impressive pedigree. The Benegas Family is one of the most important names in the history of viticulture in the Mendoza region of Argentina, thanks to Don Tiburcio...
$16.99
$14.99
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2022 Turley Cellars Zinfandel California Juvenile
2022 Turley Cellars Zinfandel California Juvenile
Nothing better than good ol’ Zinfandel when one’s fancy turns to spring-summer grillin.’  When it comes to Zinfandel, there’s one that stands head and shoulders over all the others when it comes to curing what ails you...
$34.99
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2022 Laroche "Mas La Chevaliere" Chardonnay
2022 Laroche "Mas La Chevaliere" Chardonnay
This delightful Chardonnay from the Languedoc region of southern France is made by the Laroche Family, famous from their beautiful Chablis wines in northern Burgundy.  Michel Laroche, recognizing the potential of the Orb Valley, midway between the...
$15.99
$13.99
2022 Scions of Sinai Atlantikas Pinotage
2022 Scions of Sinai Atlantikas Pinotage
We are really pleased to include the Scions of Sinai Pinotage in this month’s il Consorzio di PRIMA, another of the unique and special wines from PRIMA alum, Peter Andrews, and his new import company, Culture Wine Company.  Peter, in multiple...
$19.99
$17.99
2021 Benanti Contrada Monte Serra Etna Rosso
2021 Benanti Contrada Monte Serra Etna Rosso
I remember, back sometime in the mid-1990s, driving from Piemonte to Tucsany with Marco de Grazia, then the instigator, impresario and importer of the ‘Barolo Boys’ wines from Piemonte. Even with the taste of the last Barolo we had...
$56.99
$55.99
2021 Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 'Vieilles Vignes'
2021 Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 'Vieilles Vignes'
No one, outside of the growers who have long resided in the village itself, has deeper roots (as it were) in the Cote Chalonnaise village of Mercurey than Domaine Faiveley. The family’s holdings in the appellation go back centuries are...
$48.99
2020 Don Melchor Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml
2020 Don Melchor Maipo Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750 ml
James Suckling: Deep and serious with black olives, blackberries, blueberries, tobacco leaf, sweet red capsicum, ash, dried meat and a hint of black chocolate. This is a more direct, full-bodied Don Melchor, filled with solid blackberries and...
$112.50
2019 G. D. Vajra Barolo 'Albe'
2019 G. D. Vajra Barolo 'Albe'
 Ground Shipping Included on 6 or More Bottles The ‘value’ Barolo segment, once filled with a plethora of choices under $50, has become smaller by the year as mainstays like Vietti’s Barolo Castiglione and the Odderos’...
$44.99
2018 Roagna Barbera d'Alba
2018 Roagna Barbera d'Alba
Fans of good Barbera all agree that the category is wide, diverse and lots of fun to explore.  From the lighter spicier wines of Asti and northern Piemonte and their more supercharged, age-worthy brethren in Nizza to the more substantial, dark,...
$47.99